ICONIC HOTEL ASTORIA IN COPENHAGEN RENOVATED WITH RESPECT
When the Copenhagen-based boutique hotel chain Brøchner Hotels renovates and transforms buildings in Copenhagen, the company always redesign with inspiration that originates from the history and architecture of the building. Unlike other hotels, this gives the hotel a unique design and an authentic narrative, which makes the hotel become a destination in itself. Most recently, the iconic Hotel Astoria at Copenhagen Grand Central Station has undergone a respectful renovation with a new interior design in line with the original design from 1934.
Last week Brøchner Hotels was awarded with the Danish Renovation Award for the 5-star Hotel Herman K. Now the boutique hotel chain has respectfully renovated Hotel Astoria in Copenhagen.
Since the iconic Hotel Astoria, designed by architect Ole Falkentorp, was completed in 1934 at Copenhagen Grand Central Station, the building has been an icon for the city and for many architecture enthusiasts around the world. Squeezed into a 6-meter narrow site, the building is one of the best examples of functionalist architecture in Copenhagen and appears as a dynamic train along the rails leading into the grand central station.
Due to the fact of the building’s iconic status, it is with great respect and attention to the building’s architecture and history, that Brøchner Hotels has renovated the hotel’s rooms, hallways, lobby and bar, which is now in a modern reinterpretation of the original Hotel Astoria.
,,When you push yourself through the oldest revolving door in Copenhagen and enter Hotel Astoria, you are standing in a piece of history in the newly refurbished lobby bar where we have preserved and respected the building’s history and incorporated the history into the hotel’s new design,” says Søren Brøchner-Mortensen. As Director of Business Development and owner of Brøchner Hotels, he is responsible for discovering and developing old Copenhagen buildings into unique boutique hotels.
Søren Brøchner-Mortensen elaborates that much of Hotel Astoria’s interior dates to 1934 and has been preserved, such as the original marble floor, the wooden-doors to the rooms, the two small elevators, and Copenhagen’s oldest revolving door from 1934.
WHEN THE HOTEL BECOMES THE DESTINATION
At Brøchner Hotels they have noticed a tendency the lats couple of years, where the hotel has become the destination in itself. Hotel Manager at Hotel Astoria, Freya Sinding, says that at Hotel Astoria, they are experiencing great interest from both locals, tourists and architecture enthusiasts who come by to explore the hotel and take photos.
,,The hotel is of a part of the journey and not just a place to sleep when visiting the city. Because the building’s architecture and history is preserved, even guests staying here for a short period will have the opportunity to experience and feel the authentic Copenhagen right here at the hotel, ”explains Hotel Manager Freya Sinding, who is very proud to offer both Copenhagen locals and international guests inside for drinks, organic breakfast, to-go coffee and of course, overnight stays in the newly renovated boutique hotel.
FACTS ABOUT HOTEL ASTORIA
- 94 rooms, suites and a bunkbed room
- All Superior Double Rooms and Junior Suites on the 3rd floor have a balcony
- ‘Good morning. Organic breakfast restaurant
- Lobby bar with a special passion for whiskey and bourbon
- Meeting and event facilities for up to 80 people
- Only 15 minutes from Copenhagen Airport by train
- Wine Hour
- Free high speed WiFi